Longwood Gardens Culinary Event in Brandywine Valley

Culinature: From Harvest to Table Dinner 

Saturday, October 2, 2010  6:00 pm 

The Idea Garden & Main Fountain Garden

Well, this word “culinature” is Longwood’s word.  I’m amazed how many new words keep cropping up to define the simple task of eating.  But this special event is anything but simple.  Take a culinary tour of the Gardens and savor an amazing seasonal feast as you travel to different Garden spots for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dessert.

Enjoy dinner music and watch Longwood’s chefs create your meal with local Chester County and Brandywine Valley produce in “field kitchens.”  Delight in the flavorful tastes of autumn—fresh from the harvest to your table.   The menu includes passed trays of specialty beverages, a bar snack, passed hors d’oeuvres, and the chef’s field kitchen featuring pulled BBQ duck crepes.  The first course is an apple and butternut squash bisque.  This is followed by a salad and an entree of pumpkin seed French cut chicken breast, celery root, squid ink pasta cake, brussels sprout slaw and roasted carrot with Longwood thyme emulsion.  The grand finale is a dessert reception.  You will be invited to the main fountain garden for dessert and fountain show where you will be greeted with passed trays of spiced rum apple cider with morello cherry coulis, local wine poached seckel pears stuffed with cinnamon mascarpone, pumpkin gingersnap trifle, and cnocolate pecan tarts.  Please note:  menu is subject to change based on availability of fresh menu items.

 Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast is only a 15 minute drive from Longwood Gardens and we still have a few rooms and the cottages available for that weekend.

$175 per person
Garden Pass Members receive a 15% discount ($149 per person)
Prices include Garden Admission.
Buy tickets online or by calling 610-3885